Shopping for CBD products for the first time can be overwhelming. There are so many different types of products to choose from, a lot of confusing terminology to understand, and a seemingly-endless number of brands vying for your business. So, how are you supposed to wade through all of this information and find the right CBD products for your needs?
Sometimes, knowing what not to buy can be just as helpful as knowing what you should buy. Let’s take a look at some red flags that signal a CBD product or company should be avoided.
1) Poor Quality Sourcing
When hemp is grown in an environment with toxins and metals, the plant absorbs those harmful substances, lowering the quality, efficiency, and safety of the CBD products made from it. Look for CBD that is made in the U.S. and sourced from organically-grown hemp. You should be able to find detailed information about where a company sources their hemp and their extraction process.
2) No Certificate of Analysis
A certificate of analysis verifies the quality, potency, and safety of a CBD product. It is essentially documentation of results from lab testing, which should always be completed by a third-party laboratory. A COA should be multiple pages and include at least heavy metal and pesticide analyses. If a company cannot or will not provide one, keep on looking.
3) Definitive Claims
Any products or companies that declare that CBD can “cure” certain ailments or diseases are being misleading. There are definitely some proven and anecdotal benefits to using CBD, but there has been no FDA approval for any CBD products for treatment of specific conditions. Any claims that characterize it as some sort of miracle substance are a red flag for that company.
4) Lack of Education
CBD products can be confusing. A credible company should want to educate their consumers, and anyone really, on not just their own products, but about what CBD is, how it works, and how to find what’s right for you. As you’re shopping, check out company websites and see if they provide any resources or information before you buy.
At Noli Oil, we prioritize quality, transparency, and education when it comes to our CBD products. Anything you want to know about our premier CBD oils, edibles, topicals, and other products can be found on our website or by speaking with a friendly team member.
Contact us today to learn more about our products or start shopping for the CBD you need online!